A business security system requires an investment – is it one you can afford not to make? According to fsb, over 4 million small firms in England and Wales affected by at least one crime in the last two years – either online or physically.

A security system is essential in protecting your business from theft, vandalism, arson and other criminal activities. In many cases it is a requirement of your insurers to install a security system at your business premises. The potential financial loss and cost of downtime and repairs from a security breach are something every business should protect from. more than one in ten businesses lost over £10,000 to “traditional” crime over the last two years. Theft, burglary and robbery account for 2/3 of this.

There are many security options available, including security alarm systems, access control systems and security cameras. All of these systems proved essential protection. They also offer your business additional benefits beyond security.

Investing in a security system not only protects your business but also gives your customers and employees peace of mind, potentially increasing their loyalty and satisfaction. Research published in 2023 by the Scottish government highlighted that CCTV makes people feel safer.

Additional benefits of a business security system

In addition to the financial benefits of investing in a security system, there are several other advantages that can help improve the overall operation of your business. Here are some of the key advantages of having a security system in place:

  • Deterrent: The mere presence of a security system can act as a deterrent to potential criminals, as they know that they are being monitored and are less likely to attempt to break in. Studies show criminals scout premises for CCTV and are deterred by the presence of security systems.
  • Enhanced employee productivity: Employees are more likely to be productive when they feel safe and secure in their workplace. A security system can help provide this sense of security, leading to a more productive workforce.
  • Access control: A security system can also help you control access to sensitive areas of your business, such as stockrooms or data centres. This can help prevent theft or unauthorised access to important information.
  • Remote monitoring: Many security systems offer remote monitoring capabilities, meaning you can keep an eye on your business even when you’re not physically there. This can provide peace of mind and help you respond quickly to any potential security breaches. This can be through an app or through a monitoring centre.
  • Make savings elsewhere: Insurers often offer lower premiums for more secure premises.

The cost of crime

89 per cent of small businesses in England and Wales that have experienced traditional
crime say that they have faced a financial cost. This includes carrying our repairs, replacing lost stock, equipment, fixtures and fittings. Impacts on the running of the business including downtime and delayed delivery of products and services to customers, impact on business reputation and increased insurance premiums or excesses.

Overall, investing in a security system is a smart move for any business owner. Two thirds of business owners have taken measures to invest in protecting their business. Not only does it help protect your assets and reduce the risk of financial loss, but it can also improve employee productivity and customer satisfaction. With a range of affordable security options available, there’s no reason not to make this important investment in your business.

Contact Keybury Fire and Security today on 01535 661197 sales@keybury.co.uk to book a security survey for your business. All our initial survey appointments are free of charge, to provide you with an opportunity to discuss your requirements and proved you with a quotation.